Julie Cooper

Julie Cooper

Julie Cooper
Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 2003

Major Areas of Interest:

- History of Political Theory
- Early Modern Political Theory
- Jewish Political Thought
- Religion and Politics

Selected Publications:

- Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought, University of Chicago Press (2013)
- “Vainglory, Modesty, and Political Agency in the Political Theory of Thomas Hobbes,” Review of Politics 72, No. 2 (Spring 2010), pp. 241-269
- “Thomas Hobbes on the Political Theorist’s Vocation,” The Historical Journal 50, No. 3 (September 2007), pp. 519-547
- “Freedom of Speech and Philosophical Citizenship in Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise,” Law, Culture, and the Humanities 2, (February 2006), pp. 91-114

E-Mail: jecooper@uchicago.edu
Phone: (773) 702-8052
Office: Pick 521


Julie E. Cooper studies the history of political theory, with a particular focus on the early modern period. Her research and teaching interests include Hobbes and Spinoza; secularism and secularization theory; religion and politics; Jewish political thought; modern Jewish thought; and contemporary critical theory. She is the author of Secular Powers: Humility in Modern Political Thought (Chicago, 2013), and her peer-reviewed articles have appeared or are forthcoming in journals including The Historical Journal, Review of Politics, and Political Theory. She is currently working on a second book project, Politics Without Sovereignty? Exile, State, and Territory in Jewish Thought.